N.J. Admin. Code § 5:27-9.2 - Diet and menu

(a) Every resident shall be provided with a nutritionally adequate diet that is of good quality food, correctly prepared, attractively and properly served in sufficient quantity and in a form and texture that will meet his or her nutritional needs, take into account his or her food preferences and be appetizing.
(b) The daily diet for each resident shall include servings from each of the following food groups in an amount that is nutritionally adequate in light of the resident's age, weight and physical condition:
1. Milk or milk products;
2. Vegetables and fruits, including at least one serving per day of citrus fruit or juice;
3. Whole grain, enriched, fortified or restored bread or cereal;
4. Meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
(c) Menus shall be prepared on a weekly basis. All menu items shall be specifically stated.
(d) All menu changes and substitutions shall be recorded. Records of foods served shall be retained for three weeks following the date of service.


N.J. Admin. Code § 5:27-9.2
Amended by R.1995 d.280, effective 5/12/1995.
See: 27 New Jersey Register 1346(a), 27 New Jersey Register 2188(a).

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